Category Archives: Consistory

From Pastor’s Desk – October 2012

You may be curious to hear about planning for the start of an outreach campaign for our church. What kind of campaign will it be? Does it have a motto, or even an icon? And what does it hope to … Continue reading

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Weekly Update – Sept 20 – 25

Dear Friends,
What a diligent group of young volunteers from Rutgers University, guided by Pastor Hartmut, Gary & Lauren Bernhofer, and Rod Gray, came out Saturday afternoon to work around our church. Gravestones received mulch around them to keep down the grass, various places received a coat of paint, the curtain sheers were hung throughout the church house, the sanctuary was restored to order in preparation for RALLY DAY! Phew! I’m getting tired just writing it all down. Thank you! Thank you all for time and efforts. Continue reading

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New Consistory Members

We welcome Norma Vande Bunte as a new Elder and Janet Waanders and Jaime Johnson as new Deacons to the Consitory. Their term will commence in April and be concluded in March, 2014. Please keep them, as well as the rest of our guiding board members, in your prayers because
these are the folks that will make the decisions for our ministry in the future. This is not always an easy task. Continue reading

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Congregational Budget Meeting

On Dec 12th, the Consistory presented the annual budget for 2011, as adopted by the Consistory on Nov 16th. There was a lively discussion surrounding the actual budget deficit for 2010 and the predicted budget deficit for 2011. Continue reading

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Consistory Corner

After the summer months of July and August and the skipped meeting of September (no quorum), Consistory met on Oct 19 . It was a full th agenda, which was well prepared by Pastor Hartmut.
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Consistory Corner – February 16th

During the Feb 16th meeting of Consistory we:

Discussed and decided to change the Invitation to the Lord’s Supper in order to make the sacrament truly welcoming especially to guests, and the Baptism Liturgy for Children of Pre-Confirmation Age which respects the awareness of these children regarding the sacrament. Continue reading

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Consistory Corner – January 19th

Consistory met on Jan 19th for its regular meeting. One of its first actions was to celebrate the lay leadership of our church by nominating Heather Epstein, Erie Beemsterboer and Pam Gray as guests of honor to the lay recognition dinner of our Regional Synod. Continue reading

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